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Distressed Industrial Desk | How-to

This is without a doubt one of my favorite builds! 

A client of mine recently commissioned me to design and build an industrial desk for his office--and well, lately I've been obsessed with pictures of old abandoned factories so I tried to work that aesthetic into the design, and this is what I came up with.

Special thanks to my Patrons, as well as Lincoln Electric, and Waterlox for sponsoring my work and making this possible!

Tools & Products used:

METAL WORKING:
Dewalt DW872 Cold Saw - http://amzn.to/2oHzZtF
Dewalt Flexvolt Angle Grinder - http://amzn.to/2onY6cy
Dewalt DWE4011 Angle Grinder - http://amzn.to/2oDEw0L
Lincoln Electric 140C Mig Welder - http://amzn.to/2oDCptD
Lincoln Electric 375 Air Plasma Cutter - http://amzn.to/2rwwvZF
Proto 90 degree die grinder - http://amzn.to/2v5JYNi
Arrow welding magnet (4-pack) - http://amzn.to/2uEMcCM
Dremel 4000 - http://amzn.to/2oDGK08

WOODWORKING
Dewalt 20V circular saw - http://amzn.to/2oQjMzs
DEWALT DW734 Planer - http://amzn.to/2nfTDNA
Dewalt DW682K Plate Joiner - http://amzn.to/2w3eOUi
Dewalt 20V XR Brushless Drill - http://amzn.to/2p2QkpA
1/4"x20 Brass threaded inserts - http://amzn.to/2p2vv0U
Preppin' Weapon Sanding Block - http://amzn.to/2t3QeVa

FINISH
Waterlox Tung oil finish - https://waterlox.com/zh-fabrications
Sculpt Nouveau Cleaner & Degreaser - http://bit.ly/2lIJQd6
Mineral Spirits - http://amzn.to/2oDpkiY
Rust-Oleum sunrise red enamel - http://amzn.to/2iqQGry
Minwax Dark Walnut wood stain - http://amzn.to/2oEIwhm
SC Johnson Paste Wax - http://amzn.to/2ocj9lS

MEASURING
Empire Drywall square - http://amzn.to/2p8QKug
Swanson Speed Square - http://amzn.to/2nNBlmZ

TRACKLIST
1. Cullah - On the rising sun
2. Studio Noir - Strella Sing a Singsong to the Moon
3. Cullah - Comfort to you
4. Juanitos - Brasilian Reggae

Factory Industrial Desk | How-to

Modern Live Edge Waterfall Coffee Table Collaboration Part 2 | How-To

Wow, this was an absolute blast! This was a collaborative build with my fellow hosts of "The Crafted Podcast"--Johnny Brooke of Crafted Workshop, and James Wright of Wood by Wright. 

We each tackled different aspects of the build. I was responsible for forging the two drawer pulls, and fabricating the metal leg, Johnny tackled the slab and the waterfall leg, and James worked his 19th century wizardry on the drawer and dovetail slides.

In case you missed the collaboration playlist links in the video , here is the direct link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njCVFKPt4lA&list=PLRopeQgakyAkLpHHnOnjW-Yj9EeBUgIhw

Also here is the link to the live E-Bay auction, 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity: http://www.ebay.com/itm/292088369783?ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

Tools & products used:

Dewalt Flexvolt Angle Grinder
NC Whisper Momma Atmosheric Forge
Rigid/Peddinghaus Anvil
Lincoln Electric Powermig 210
SC Johnson Paste Wax
Evolution Chop saw
Crappy plastic speedsquare...get this one instead
Dewalt 20V XR Brushless Drill
Sculpt Nouveau Cleaner & Degreaser

Crafting a podcast | Blog

I apologize for the bit of hiatus with the blog. I've had so many irons in the fire so to speak I've had to place it on the back burner.

So whats new? Quite a bit, primarily I'm co-hosting a new podcast entitled the "Crafted Podcast" along with Johnny from The Crafted Workshop and James Wright from Wood by right. The idea behind this podcast is to discuss a broad range of subjects as they relate to making and craftsmanship in general. Some of our future topics are to include, metal, leather, the creative process, transitioning into making for money, etc.

As of today we have recorded 3 episodes and released 2, and are already holding position in the top 10 hobby podcasts on iTunes! We live stream every Thursday at 8pm Eastern time, and we feature an interactive chat where you can ask questions and interact with us during the show.

Here is a link to the site: http://craftedpodcast.com/


 

Wine Barrel Chandeliers for Escape brewing | How-To

This is my second commissioned project for Escape Brewing. The first project build video is posted as "Industrial wall sconces for Escape Brewery"

This was actually a very fun build, and the video does little justice to the size of these things--Wine barrels are huge! Way larger than a standard bourbon barrel. And my shop smelled incredible when I broke it open. 

Thanks for reading, if you liked the video please like, share,and subscribe!

Tools & Bulb Used:
Dewalt XR 20V Drill
Dewalt 4 1/2 Angle Grinder
Lincoln Electric 140C Mig welder
Dewalt DW862 Cold Saw
Swanson Speed Square
Bulb - Grand nostalgic spiral

Songs in the video:
1. Sul Rebel - Rebel Blues
2. Trevor Flowers and Iheka Chama - Homeland.mp3

Industrial wall sconces for Escape Brewing | How-To

Alright, about time I got this video posted! I built these sconces for Escape Brewing in Trinity Florida about a month ago,, but I wanted to hold off until they were installed. I'm also doing some hanging wooden keg chandeliers for them(which should be up in the next week or two)

Thanks for watching, please comment & subscribe, I'd love to hear from you!

Materials Used:

Tools
Dewalt DW862 Cold Saw
Dewalt 4 1/2 Angle Grinder
Lincoln Electric 140C Mig welder
Swanson Speed Square
Throatless Shear
Bessey Auto adjust toggle clamp
Wiss Aviation Snips
Rockwell 14" bandsaw
DEWALT DW734 Planer
Dewalt Trigger clamp
Dewalt 20V XR Brushless Drill
Dewalt 20V Jigsaw
Dremel 4000

Finishes
General Finishes Antique walnut gel stain
General Finishes Candlelight gel stain

Sculpt Nouveau - Black Magic
Minwax gloss brushing lacquer

Bulb & Fixture
T9 light bulb   
Low surface light socket


Songs: 
1. "Gone Away" by Cullah
2. Quarante-Cinq" by Les_Oreilles
3."Calabazar_de_Sagua" by Gnawledge

Nicholson workbench part 2 | How-To

So as both a right of passage as well as a necessity, I've built a workbench. I've settled on a slightly modified version of Chris Schwarz 's "English Workbench" in his workbench book.  Tools used list below.

Initially I was torn between the Nicholson and Roubo workbench designs, and although the Roubo has a certain aesthetic appeal, the huge front apron  and angled leg vise of the Nicholson appeals to the functionality I have in mind--plus--everyone builds Roubos and I like to do things differently.

I have also added Google SketchUp plans I made to my website www.zhfabrications.com

Thanks for watching, and I'd love to hear your feedback. Also I'm planning on putting out some sort of benefits uses & strategies of proper workbenches video in the future.

Tools used:

General tools digital bevel guage
Delta Unisaw
Dewalt DW716 Miter saw
Dewalt DW618 plunge/fixed base router
DEWALT DW734 Planer
Stanley #7 plane
Titebond ii Wood glue
Dewalt 4 1/2 angle grinder
Dewalt 20V Jigsaw
Dewalt 20v Circular saw
Dewalt 20V XR Brushless Drill
Porter cable forstner drill bit set
Dewalt Trigger clamp  
Rockwell 14" Bandsaw
Miller Dowels
Watco Danish oil
 

The Book:
Workbenches - Chris Schwarz

Industrial Table | How-To

This is my first commissioned piece for a decor/furniture store located in Dunedin Florida. The client wanted a wood & steel industrial influenced table, they had also expressed a preference for lighter wood.

Although I had initially intended on using some contrasted hickory, I ended up with a few beautiful pieces of poplar--a severely underrated hardwood in my opinion.

Thanks for watching, and let me know if you have any questions!

Tools & products used:
Dewalt DW862 Cold Saw
Dewalt 4 1/2 Angle Grinder
Lincoln Electric 140C Mig welder
Delta Unisaw
DEWALT 20-Volt Drill
Dewalt XR 20V Drill
Dewalt 20V Circular saw
Bessey Auto adjust toggle clamp
Porter cable drill press
Dewalt 20V Jigsaw
Titebond ii Wood glue
DEWALT plunge router

Finishes used:
Zinsser Dewaxed Shellac
Boiled Linseed Oil
Crystalac Satin topcoat
Metal Finishes:
Sculpt Nouveau - Black Magic
Minwax gloss brushing lacquer